Why this book?
This book is a fascinating exploration of the hidden side of economics, revealing the surprising and sometimes counterintuitive ways in which incentives and data shape our world.
Reading it challenged my assumptions about how society works and provided me with a new lens through which to view the world. Levitt's writing is accessible and engaging, making complex ideas easy to understand and apply to everyday life.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of economics and gain a deeper understanding of how incentives drive decision-making.
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Why should I read it?
5 authors picked Freakonomics as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth.
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that…
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